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BC-UT--Utah Coverage Advisory, UT

December 21, 2018

Good morning. Here’s an updated look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Utah.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Salt Lake City bureau at 801-322-3405 or apsaltlake@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH SHOOTING-LAW

SALT LAKE CITY _ A Utah lawmaker is proposing a measure that would hold gun owners liable if they lend out firearms used in crimes, even if they weren’t aware of the borrowers’ intentions.. SENT: 300 words.

TRUMP-BORDER WALL

WASHINGTON _ Facing a midnight deadline to avoid a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump said Friday a closure would drag on “for a very long time” and he tried to lay blame on congressional Democrats if there’s no deal over his demand for U.S.-Mexico border wall money. By Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey. SENT: 720 words, photos.

With SHUTDOWN GLANCE _ What happens in a partial government shutdown.

IN BRIEF:

UTAH UNEMPLOYMENT: Utah’s unemployment rate for November remained unchanged at 3.2 percent compared with October.

SPORTS:

FBC--POTATO BOWL

BOISE, Idaho _ Brigham Young looks to finish with a winning record when the Cougars face Western Michigan in the Idaho Potato Bowl on Friday. UPCOMING: Game at 4 p.m. EDT. 700 words.

BKN--JAZZ-TRAILBLAZERS

PORTLAND, Ore. _ The Utah Jazz visit the Portland Trail Blazers.

BKC--NORTHERN ARIZONA-UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY _ Northern Arizona plays Utah on Friday. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. MST.

BKC--SOUTHERN UTAH-SOUTHERN CAL

LOS ANGELES _ Southern Utah plays Southern Cal at Galen Center.

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